Not THAT’S using your thinkin’ cap, Scooter!

January 2, 2009 at 2:56 pm 4 comments


Because no one can trust banks or bankers or tellers or the NASDAQ or the Nikkei or the S&P or the Hang Seng or the Dax or their broker or their broker’s secretary or the guy who cleans the lint out of the air-conditioning filter in their broker’s office in this New Great Depression … wait … damn, my train of thought derailed …what was I talking about?

Oh yeah …

WE’EZ POE!

So we’re  turning to the time-honored and trusted children’s treasury — the last bastion of guarded depositry left in these sorry times … The Piggy Bank!

Following a 2.8 percent rise in personal saving in November, stores are reporting a uptick in the sale of coin banks as broke-ass folk embrace their insolvency and look to the cob roller to safeguard their scratch.
::: … uh huh, that should work … ’till Uncle Nestor runs out of ways to pay for his ‘little problem’ … :::

“We definitely noticed a trend with the piggy banks,” said Erin Mara of Washington’s Homebody design store. “People were very upfront about the need to save … the pig is very symbolic of that sentiment,” she said.
::: ummmm, well yeah – unless you’re Buddhist, Jewish or follower of Islam — all of whom view the swine as definitely not devine … but hey, WHATEVER, right — using blind generalizations to make your point is a big, shiny bag of F-U-N!!! :::

And just how awesome is it all it took was losing our homes and jobs and cars and savings and self-respect to get us to keep a closer eye on our cash?
::: yeah, sure, awesome :::

And just how totally mega-über-ultra-awesomeriscious is it that our solution to making it through the worst financial crisis since the Old Great Depression is to use a child’s toy to guard our gravy?!?
::: Nine thousand gold stars, people!!! :::

So … like …
YAY!

CRISIS SOLVED!

PIGGY BANKS FOR EVERYONE!

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:( He really IS everywhere!

4 Comments

  • 1. MommyCity  |  January 2, 2009 at 4:31 pm

    These pictures bring back terrible memories. When I was little, the plug kept falling out of piggy. After one too many “I just sucked up another of her pennies in my vacuum”‘s from my mommy, she solved the problem by super gluing the sucker shut! Imagine my horror when I heard the ice cream truck coming up the road and that stupid pig wouldn’t give me any money. Tragic indeed!! Poor piggy lost his life that day…

  • 2. lifeisacookie  |  January 2, 2009 at 4:39 pm

    But he died for the greater good .. or a creamsicle …

  • 3. writechicpress  |  January 2, 2009 at 5:18 pm

    My 12 year old used his Amazon gift certificate for an ATM bank which looks like:

    http://www.amazon.com/Wild-Planet-92002-ATM-Safe/dp/B0000669EI/ref=pd_bbs_sr_7?ie=UTF8&s=toys-and-games&qid=1230916563&sr=8-7

    I was entrusted with the extra ATM card. BWahahahaa. Kids are so trusting.

  • 4. lifeisacookie  |  January 2, 2009 at 6:35 pm

    Now THAT is totally mega-über-ultra-awesomeriscious!!


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